You are viewing an obsolete version of the DU website which is no longer supported by the Administrators. Visit The New DU.
Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login

Obama--?????? ticket in '08 [View All]

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009) Donate to DU
Perky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-09-07 02:34 PM
Original message
Obama--?????? ticket in '08
Advertisements [?]
Military experience does not matter...tough on terror does not matter.

To the extent that the election is a referendum on the last eight years of foreign policy (and I think that is the debate that we can win) The VP would be the linchpim to an argument about Change. There real are only three criteria that matter if Obama heads the ticket.

Can this person as VP improve our standing in the world community and deflect the argument that Obama is too green.

The second is is the person seen as an "adult" who can step in to the office should tragedy strike.

Third is whether or not there are electoral plusses.

You take those three criteria and I think the choice comes down to two. Richardson and maybe Bob Graham.

Realize also the the GOP does not have a csididate with Foreign Policy credentials and you really have to think hard if their is a GOPer who is credible on Foreign Policy outside of Lugar.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
  -Obama--?????? ticket in '08 Perky  Dec-09-07 02:34 PM   #0 
  - Richardson  pstans   Dec-09-07 02:36 PM   #1 
  - I agree with you on Richardson or Biden, but  SharonRB   Dec-09-07 02:38 PM   #3 
  - I'd agree in theory on Richardson ...  frazzled   Dec-09-07 02:53 PM   #6 
  - I agree with your assessment of Richardson  Perky   Dec-09-07 03:17 PM   #13 
  - Richardson is a good campaigner  pstans   Dec-09-07 03:49 PM   #20 
  - Richardson would be better at the top of the ticket.  Kucinich4America   Dec-09-07 02:55 PM   #7 
  - I'd say of the current candidates,  SharonRB   Dec-09-07 02:36 PM   #2 
  - you've got it the wrong way around nt  msongs   Dec-09-07 02:42 PM   #4 
     - I didn't necessarily mean in that order  SharonRB   Dec-09-07 03:57 PM   #23 
  - Edwards to be the point man on the domestic agenda.  hedgehog   Dec-09-07 02:47 PM   #5 
  - Except Obama is better on domestic issues  sandnsea   Dec-09-07 02:59 PM   #9 
  - I'm thinking Edwards as VP would bird dog Obama's initiatives through Congress. nt  hedgehog   Dec-09-07 03:01 PM   #10 
     - Edwards hasn't got the influence in Congress  WesDem   Dec-09-07 03:08 PM   #12 
     - He should bird dog the unions  sandnsea   Dec-09-07 03:26 PM   #15 
  - I don't think you get a second chance at the veep slot  frazzled   Dec-09-07 03:02 PM   #11 
  - Teresa Kerry -- Who would probably make a better Pres than Hill  Sensitivity   Dec-09-07 02:57 PM   #8 
  - when was obama coronated?  Progress And Change   Dec-09-07 03:26 PM   #14 
  - He wasn't.....Do I need to explain the word "if" in the OP?  Perky   Dec-09-07 03:27 PM   #16 
  - I'm assuming this is a what if? posting.  hedgehog   Dec-09-07 04:25 PM   #25 
  - Obama's Veep: I think the best would be an older long-serving Senator  wienerdoggie   Dec-09-07 03:36 PM   #17 
  - Sen. Jim Webb - he'll put Virginia in the blue column AND he thinks well of Obama's FP  ClarkUSA   Dec-09-07 03:45 PM   #18 
  - Several problems with this: Webb barely won his election against Macaca--  wienerdoggie   Dec-09-07 03:50 PM   #21 
  - Obama/Bill Clinton n/t  951-Riverside   Dec-09-07 03:47 PM   #19 
     - No can do.......  suston96   Dec-09-07 03:52 PM   #22 
        - An interesting constitutional issue...but not a realistic proposition  Perky   Dec-09-07 04:08 PM   #24 

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators

Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC